Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (12-5) will fight at October’s UFC 243 event in Melbourne, Australia.
The 37-year-old will be taking on the former title challenger Raquel Pennington (10-7), according to ESPN’s Bret Okamoto.
Breaking: Holly Holm will return to the site of one of the most infamous knockouts in combat sports history. Holm will face Raquel Pennington at UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, per sources. More coming to @ESPN shortly. pic.twitter.com/iEZuhTMUzM
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 7, 2019
The pair already met back in 2015 when “The Preachers Daughter” defeated “Rocky” via SD. The venue is historic for Holm because in 2015 she dethroned Ronda Rousey in Melbourne and became the new bantamweight champion.
— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) August 7, 2019
The 30-year-old Pennington last fought in June at UFC on ESPN 4, defeating Irene Aldana via SD. Meanwhile, Holm is coming off of a loss against Amanda Nunes at UFC 239. Holly has lost 5 of her last 7 bouts.